jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

Boston mira al Oeste


(Foto: Reuters)

En contra de lo que pensaban las dos campañas (¿os acordáis cuando Chicago hace un año decía que su nuevo mapa se apoyaría más en NV, CO, AZ que en OH?), en los últimos sondeos Colorado y Nevada están dando signos de ser más asequibles para Romney que Ohio o Virginia. Por ello, Boston y el RNC han decidido destinar allí más personal, tiempo y recursos.

ABC News:
With polls showing Mitt Romney locked in tight races with President Obama in Colorado and Nevada, the Republican National Committee — in conjunction with the Romney campaign — is beefing up its operation in the two western battlegrounds.

GOP officials tell ABC News that the RNC is “adding additional staff” in both states — some of whom are being re-assigned from their posts in New Mexico (though the officials noted they “are maintaining offices and staff” there.)

Colorado, with its nine electoral votes, and Nevada, with six, are shaping up to be two of the mostly closely contested states on the 2012 map. The latest polls give Obama only a slight edge in both places.

(...) The Republican presidential nominee will hold a public campaign event in Colorado this weekend for the first time since early August. And he heads to Nevada on Friday for an afternoon rally in Las Vegas. It will be his sixth trip to Nevada since April.

(...) GOP sources tell ABC they have already “passed the 1 million voter contact mark” in both states. In Nevada, Republicans say they have made “4 times more phone calls and 12 times more door knocks than this time in 2008″ and in Colorado: “4 times more phone calls and 6 times more door knocks than this time” four years ago.
La reelección contra pronóstico de Harry Reid en Nevada hace dos años llevó a muchos analistas a pensar que los demócratas tenían a Nevada definitivamente en el saco, pero tal vez todos nos olvidamos de que Reid es mormón, como el 12% de la población de Nevada, y entre la población electoralmente activa posiblemente sean más.